DOD Renalytix AI Lands US Government Contract for Kidney Disease Test The firm said that the contract covers early-stage kidney disease testing that can be provided by more than 140 US government departments, agencies, and affiliates. DARPA Programs Leveraging Host-Response Testing, CRISPR for Future Pandemic Preparedness Premium DARPA program managers said they are developing different testing modalities that are crucially linked in their objective to facilitate more comprehensive and faster testing. Biden Administration Will Provide $1.6B to Improve COVID-19 Testing and Sequencing The administration will expand COVID-19 testing for schools and underserved populations, increase manufacturing of testing supplies, and increase genomic sequencing. Federal Agencies Collaborate to Solicit Proposals for SARS-CoV-2 Testing Supply Chain Scale-up The collaborators are requesting submissions including budget proposals to scale all supporting components of diagnostic test manufacturing. Cue Health Ramping Up COVID-19 Test Production Following Positive Mayo Clinic Study, DoD Funding Premium The test uses isothermal nucleic acid amplification to return results in 20 minutes at the point of care, and demonstrated 98 percent agreement with PCR testing. Dec 29, 2020 Cepheid Gets FDA Emergency Use Authorization for US Department of Defense Coronavirus Test Oct 13, 2020 Cue Health Receives $481M From DoD to Expand COVID-19 Testing Capacity Jul 28, 2020 HHS, DoD Award $7.6M to Hologic to Boost Production of Coronavirus Testing Consumables Nov 4, 2019 Ovarian Cancer Omics Consortium Receives $500K DoD Grant for Early Detection Biomarker Discovery Sep 26, 2019 Sherlock Biosciences Lands $2M DOD Contract to Develop Rapid Diagnostics Sep 13, 2019 BARDA Contract Win, Unprecedented CMS Incentive Expected to Catalyze T2 Biosystems Growth Premium Jul 11, 2019 APOLLO Project Launching Prospective Proteogenomic Trial, Expanding Cancer Analyses Premium Jun 19, 2018 US Department of Defense Awards GeneCapture $1M Contract Oct 31, 2017 DoD Awards $10M to Consortium to ID New TB Drug Targets Oct 19, 2017 US Air Force Studying Impact of Exome Sequencing in Routine Care Oct 19, 2017 Air Force Sequencing Study to Inform Broader Genomic Medicine Implementation Among Service Members Premium Jul 13, 2017 Berg, DoD Using AI Platform to Ready Diagnostic Test for Prostate Cancer Premium Apr 19, 2017 MeMed Awarded $9.2M DoD Contract Mar 6, 2017 Jackson Lab Wins DoD Grant to Develop Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Classification Method Jan 4, 2017 GenomeWeb Index Falls 3 Percent in 2016; Genmark Leads Gainers as PacBio Drops Dec 14, 2016 Parabon NanoLabs Using DoD Contract to Develop Software to Streamline Forensic DNA Analysis Premium Oct 17, 2016 Exact Sciences Gets Coverage from DoD for Cologuard Screening Test Jul 26, 2016 APOLLO Initiative Aims to Make Proteogenomics Routine Part of Cancer Treatment at VA, DoD Premium Feb 18, 2016 Kailos Expands Partnership With US DoD on Genetic Identification for Counter-Terrorism Jan 12, 2016 iXpressGenes Receives DoD Grant to Study Environmental DNA for Antibiotic Research Load More Breaking News Sequencing Study Uncovers MERS-Related Coronavirus in Swiss Bats Angstrom Bio Raises $3M in Private Financing Eagle Biosciences, Genetic Analysis Ink Distribution Agreement for Gut Microbiota Test Centogene Q1 Revenues Grow More Than Fivefold Driven by COVID-19 Testing Epizyme Partnering With Quest Diagnostics for Lymphoma Mutation Testing Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel The Scan CDC Calls Delta "Variant of Concern" CNN reports the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now considers the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 to be a "variant of concern." From FDA to Venture Capital Former FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn is taking a position at a venture capital firm, leading some ethicists to raise eyebrows, according to the Washington Post. Consent Questions Nature News writes that there are questions whether informed consent was obtained for some submissions to a database of Y-chromosome profiles. Cell Studies on Multimodal Single-Cell Analysis, Coronaviruses in Bats, Urban Microbiomes In Cell this week: approach to analyze multimodal single-cell genomic data, analysis of bat coronaviruses, and more.